Bulletin géodésique

, Volume 53, Issue 2, pp 165–177

The computation of long geodesics on the ellipsoid through Gaussian quadrature

  • Tsutomu Saito

DOI: 10.1007/BF02521087

Cite this article as:
Saito, T. Bull. Geodesique (1979) 53: 165. doi:10.1007/BF02521087


Formulas for computing geodesics on the bi-axial ellipsoid through Gaussian quadrature are shown; the estimation of computational errors, truncation and roundoff errors, for the quadrature is carried out; and test examples found in [3] together with those which consist of near anti-podal points on the neighborhood of the equator, are computed with the evaluation of the computational errors.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tsutomu Saito
    • 1
  1. 1.Construction CollegeKodaira-shi TokyoJapan